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How to create a Wordpress staging environment?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by Mr.Dog, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    I have a huge 500+ page manually coded old-fashioned site, which I'd like to move to a CMS system - Wordpress is going to be.

    But - I'd like to keep the old site active for a while.

    How could I build up the new version of the site in parallel without replacing the old one?

    Should I install Wordpress on a subdomain? Can I then (later) EASILY move it to the main domain?

    Or, is there another way to fully (100%) test the new site's Wordpress version?
     
    Mr.Dog, Oct 31, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    subdomain is how I'd do it, then when you're ready to go live move the wordpress files to the main host, change the url in the database (probably easier to do that manually) and hey presto! you're up and running.
     
    sarahk, Oct 31, 2018 IP
  3. MilesWeb

    MilesWeb Well-Known Member

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    Instead of installing WordPress on a separate sub-domain, you can create a staging environment for your site (which is usually a sub-domain) with limited access. Now with this site, you can test your changes or use it for complete development. After you have completed with site testing, you can then upload it to your live site.
    This will keep your old site active as well as allow you to test changes.
     
    MilesWeb, Nov 3, 2018 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    What?
    Don't do a copy on a subdomain, put it on a subdomain?
     
    sarahk, Nov 3, 2018 IP
  5. Mr.Dog

    Mr.Dog Active Member

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    How do you mean that?

    It sounds like you're saying the same thing.
     
    Mr.Dog, Nov 10, 2018 at 1:41 PM IP